2022 IU Department of Astronomy Online Reunion Event

IU Department of Astronomy Online Reunion

The IU Department of Astronomy is hosting an online reunion event on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT. All IU Astronomy undergraduate and graduate alumni, friends, current students, postdocs, staff, and current and retired faculty are invited to this event. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Our program includes:

Welcome and introductory remarks
Phyllis Lugger, Professor

Update on the WIYN 3.5 m telescope and the NEID instrument
Katherine Rhode, Associate Professor

Exoplanet research
Songhu Wang, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate student update
Constantine Deliyannis, Associate Professor
Current IU Department of Astronomy undergraduate student

Graduate student update
Enrico Vesperini, Associate Professor
Samantha Brunker, IU Department of Astronomy graduate student

Plans for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 in Bloomington
Caty Pilachowski, Distinguished Professor and Daniel Kirkwood Chair

After the initial program, participants are invited to share their department memories or updates on current work or interests (1-2 minutes in length). We certainly understand if you would prefer not to speak.

Following the main session, we plan to have breakout sessions organized by faculty member hosts. Participants will choose their own breakout session based on faculty members they would like to see or the decade the participant was at IU. Participants will be free to move between breakout sessions.

These sessions include:

Profs. Martin Burkhead and Kent Honeycutt (1970s and before)

Profs. Richard Durisen and Stuart Mufson (1980s)

Profs. Haldan Cohn and Phyllis Lugger (1990s)

Profs. Con Deliyannis, Caty Pilachowski, and Liese van Zee (2000s)

Profs. Katherine Rhode, John Salzer, Enrico Vesperini, Samir Salim, and Songhu Wang (2010s and 2020s)

Please complete the following registration form by Friday, May 27, 2022, so we can plan accordingly. You will receive a Zoom link for the event upon registration. If you have any questions, please contact the College's Director of Alumni Relations Vanessa Cloe.